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Autumn Statement impact on plans for automated and electric vehicles

Autumn Statement impact on plans for automated and electric vehicles

In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor highlighted the government’s commitment to developing the nation’s infrastructure as part of the bid to boost ...

“On a road or other public place” – the future of UK motor insurance

“On a road or other public place” – the future of UK motor insurance

The House of Lords has today passed the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill into law. Royal Assent is expected this week and the new Act will c ...

Rules on the safe use of automated vehicles: government consultation response

Rules on the safe use of automated vehicles: government consultation response

In April 2021, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its consultation on proposed amendments to the Highway Code intended to support the safe i ...

The Right to Compensation: The Appeal Decision in Colley v Shuker

The Right to Compensation: The Appeal Decision in Colley v Shuker

Colley v MIB [2022] EWCA Civ 360 The long-awaited decision following the MIB’s appeal against the 2020 ruling in Colley v Shuker [2020] EWHC 3433 (QB) ...

Inspirational or aspirational? The Highway Code changes have arrived

Inspirational or aspirational? The Highway Code changes have arrived

The overarching principle of the updated Highway Code is to make our roads safer for all, expecting all users to treat other road users with considera ...

A major milestone along the road to a self-driving future

A major milestone along the road to a self-driving future

The Law Commission of England & Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have released their joint report on automated vehicles following a detailed ...

Motor Liability in 2021

Motor Liability in 2021

2021 has provided a bumper crop of motor liability cases and in this retrospective we bring together in one place a number of the most significant and ...

Revoking Vnuk: Further progress

Revoking Vnuk: Further progress

In our previous alert “Rolling back Vnuk: The UK lags behind” we commented on the lack of formal government action and the progress of the Motor Vehic ...

Rolling back Vnuk: The UK lags behind

Rolling back Vnuk: The UK lags behind

In our previous alert Compulsory Insurance: All Change at Home and Abroad, we reported on the moves by the UK and in Europe to address the consequence ...

Changes to the Highway Code

Changes to the Highway Code

On 1 December, the Department for Transport laid before parliament the statutory instrument necessary to implement the proposed changes to the Highway ...